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  • Algonquin plans $6.3M in downtown improvements in proposed 2018 budget

    ALGONQUIN – The village plans to invest millions in its downtown during the next year.The proposed b ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry mayor candidates address city issues at League of Women Voters forum

    McHENRY – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County held a candidates’ forum Thursday for the two contested City Council races in McHenry.
    March 17, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Former mayor, local business owner face off in McHenry mayor race

    McHENRY – Downtown revitalization and lowering property taxes are two of the main issues in the two-way race for McHenry mayor.
    March 15, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as U.S. economy improves

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that further hikes this year ...
    March 15, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive violent crime-fighting strategies of the 1990s that focused on sending certain ...
    March 15, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • League of Women Voters hosting forum for McHenry mayor, City Council

    McHENRY – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County is hosting a candidates’ forum for the two contested City Council races.
    March 15, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • Obama's final year: U.S. spent $36 million in lawsuits refusing to turn over records under FOIA

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over feder ...
    March 14, 2017 - 9:19 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: What about Trump's vow on health coverage?

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told Americans he'd do it all on health care: "insurance for everybody," better coverage and lower consumer costs. ...
    March 14, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • CBO says 24 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2026 under Republican bill

    WASHINGTON – Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and ...
    March 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • GOP lawmaker Steve King: America doesn't need 'somebody else's babies'

    WASHINGTON – A veteran Iowa Republican congressman says America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies" and warns of a liberal ef ...
    March 13, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Marengo city administrator cleared of wrongdoing after being accused of boozy Sullivan's parking lot crash

    MARENGO – A grocery store employee accused the city administrator of “reeking of booze” when he struck the employee’s car in the parking lot of Sulliv ...
    March 13, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Some McHenry County law enforcement officials unsure about Trump's order on immigration

    President Donald Trump’s administration has urged local law enforcement agencies to help the federal government strongly enforce immigration laws, but ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:12 am
  • McHenry County residents protest Gov. Bruce Rauner at Crystal Lake appearance

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Members of the Democratic Party of McHenry County and McHenry County Progressives participated in a protest Saturday night protesting G ...
    March 12, 2017 - 12:17 pm
  • VP Mike Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Vice President Mike Pence appealed for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul during a brief visit ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Trump praises arrest of 'troubled person' who climbed White House fence

    POTOMAC FALLS, Va. – President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the U.S. Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" apprehending a "troubled person" w ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:01 pm
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